Saturday, February 19, 2011


Astarte (other than being a Goddess of fertility, sexuality and war) was a psychedelic ballet that the Joffrey Ballet company put on in 1968. The production unfortunately was marred by jealousy, adultery, obsession, and eventually (if I remember correctly) murder. It was a case of reality imitating mythology in this case. Anyhow the whole thing was a disaster and had to be shut down. The unique aspect of the ballet was that the dancers wore white (or nothing at all) and had psychedelic images projected onto their moving bodies.

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